Kent Tritle is Music Director of Sacred Music in a Sacred Space, a series he founded at St Ignatius Loyola Church in 1989. In addition to being Director of Music Ministries at the church, he is Music Director of the Oratorio Society of New York, Music Director of Musica Sacra, and Organist of the New York Philharmonic. He is a member of the graduate faculty at The Juilliard School.
At St. Ignatius in more than 120 concerts he has conducted the Choir and Orchestra of St. Ignatius Loyola in a broad repertoire of sacred works, from Renaissance masses and oratorio masterworks to important premieres by notable living composers. Their recent performance under his baton of Handel’s Belshazzar was broadcast on WNYC last Thanksgiving, and is featured on the NPR music site. At St. Ignatius Mr. Tritle oversaw the design and installation in 1993 of the church’s famed N. P. Mander pipe organ. He holds degrees from The Juilliard School in Choral Conducting and Organ.